I am still pinching myself.
I took a Casting Director workshop with Erica Silverman (casting assoc in April Webster’s Office) last week and she called me in for a small role in a film that she is casting called “The Chicago 8”. The film is based on the Chicago 8 trials in the 1968. The Chicago 8, as they were called, were all tried in response to the riots at the 1968 Democratic Convention. I was called in for the role of the Court Reporter. A role with few lines, but lots of screen time.
I researched the Chicago 8 trials before the audition so I would be familiar. I even found a couple videos on You Tube, which were very helpful.
I was asked to dress for the era, so I arrived in a peacock blue sheath dress with a scarf in my hair. I was also wearing blue eyeshadow. I definitely felt like a little 60’s girl.
I received the sides the day before. There were 2 lines in the audition sides, which I memorized. Actor trick of the trade, even if you have the lines memorized, always hold the script. You may get nervous and lose your place. So, I brought my sides in and felt prepared. The audition was on tape for producers, so I did not see Erica again at the audition.
Overall, I felt like I did a good job. However, I looked at the shoot dates and it looks like the movie start filming the day after I fly back from Europe, so I would miss any wardrobe fittings or table reads of the script. So, we’ll just see what happens. I can’t worry about that.
Overall I am so thankful to have had this experience! Special Thanks to Erica Silverman for the audition!!!